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Re: Upgrading from Red Hat 9

On Wednesday 18 February 2004 11:06, Devin Whalen wrote:
> Ok,
> So there is not boot disk....I have seen like 5 submissions regarding
> this and I think we can all agree that there is no bootdisk.img :)

I have been following this discussion.  While I currently do not have a 
problem with booing off cdrom and do not forsee a time when I would have a 
problem, I can understand that some users will have a problem.  Either they 
have a system which is not capable of booting the cdrom (for whatever reason) 
or perhaps they have a system with no cdrom (but have a floppy and intend to 
do a network install of some form).

What occurs to me is to somehow use grub.  The grub stage1 and stage2 files 
are small enough to fit on a floppy.  Unfortunately, grub is not currently 
capable of booting a cdrom (as far as I con deteremine) so an enhancement to 
grub would be necessary to add this functionality.

Looking at the grub documentation, there appears to be a way for grub to load 
a kernel across a network.  I have not tried this so I do not know if it 
works or how difficult it would be to make it work.  However, the potential 
is there.

As I said, I do not need this functionality but can understand that other do.  
Perhaps someone with the need, the time, and the skill could comeup with 
something based on grub ... just an idea.


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